Date: 28th March 2020 at 12:32pm
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

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Paul Robinson didn’t mince his words about Moise Kean in an interview with Dylan Childs of Football Insider, calling out the 20-year-old Everton striker for his poor attitude and lack of professionalism in his debut season.

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Robinson said: “I have been disappointed. I expected big things when he came. I saw him play at Juve and he looked like a young, hungry, big, strong striker.

“But his off the field discipline led to a fall out with Marco Silva. He did not get game time and left out of the team and squad. He was late for meetings and late for training. His attitude was not right.

“For a player of that age, coming into the Premier League and wanting to make his mark – that is not acceptable. Everything has to be right. Under Ancelotti he will not be allowed to have these off the field problems.

“I was excited but he has failed to deliver and flattered to deceive but I still think he will be a top player for Everton.” Kean joined the Toffees from Juventus last summer and has gone on to make 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and making two assists.

As per Transfermarkt, the Italian international has only racked up 864 minutes of playing time, however, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin (32 appearances, 15 goals, one assist) and Richarlison (32 appearances, 12 goals, four assists) have been preferred in attack.

As per WhoScored, Kean has started only five Premier League games in his debut season, creating seven chances, completing 78.8% of his 104 passes, winning nine aerial duels (32%), making 19 successful dribbles (54%), having 24 shots with 37.5% accuracy, giving away 22 fouls and averaging a tackle (5) or interception (5) every 67 minutes.

The 20-year-old’s first season at Goodison Park has left a lot to be desired, but Robinson is confident Kean can improve. Everton will also be hoping the best is yet to come and could give him more opportunities to prove his worth in 2020/21.

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